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Agatha Christie
Problem at Pollensa Bay

First Published

HarperCollins, London, Nov. 1991


(from HarperCollins "The Agatha Christie Collection" cover)

All great crime writers have their favourite creations. Similarly, every great sleuth has his own preferred method of deduction.

Take the charming Parker Pyne, who relies upon an intuitive knowledge of human nature to solve the Problem at Pollensa Bay. Or Mr Satterthwaite, who seeks inspiration through his collaboration with the enigmatic Mr Quin in The Harlequin Tea Set mystery. Then, of course, there's Poirot whose measured analysis of motive and opportunity is tested to the full in Yellow Iris, when he receives an anonymous call about a matter of life and death.


  1. Official Site: Problem at Pollensa Bay and Other Stories
  2. Wikipedia: Problem at Pollensa Bay and Other Stories

Problem at Pollensa Bay

Strand Magazine, Nov. 1936
a.k.a. 'Siren Business'
Liberty, 1936


  1. Official Site: Problem at Pollensa Bay

The Second Gong

Strand Magazine, Jul. 1932
Ladies Home Journal, Jun. 1932
This story was expanded in 1937 into 'Dead Man's Mirror'.


  1. Official Site: The Second Gong

Yellow Iris

Strand Magzine, Jul. 1937

Film & TV Dramas

Yellow Iris
Agahta Christie's POIROT V, 1993
director Peter Barber Fleming
writer Anthony Horowitz
cast David Suchet(Poirot), Hugh Fraser(Hastings), Pauline Moran(Miss Lemon), David Troughton(BArton Russell), Geraldine Somerville(Pauline Wetherby), Hugh Ross(Stephen Carter), Stefan Gryff(General Pereira), Yolanda Vasquez(Lola), Arturo Venegas(Hotel Receptionist), Robin McCaffrey(Iris Russell), Joseph Long(Luigi)


  1. Official Site: Yellow Iris

The Harlequin Tea Set

Winter's Crimes #3, 1971


  1. Official Site: The Harlequin Tea Set

The Regatta Mystery

a.k.a. 'Poirot and the Regatta Mystery'
Strand Magzine, Jun. 1936


  1. Official Site: The Regatta Mystery

The Love Detectives

a.k.a. 'At the Crossroads'
The Story-Teller, Dec. 1926
Flynn's Weekly, Oct.30 1926


  1. Official Site: The Love Detectives

Next to a Dog

Grand Magzine, Sep. 1929


  1. Official Site: Next to a Dog

Magnolia Blossom

Royal Magazine, Mar. 1926

Film & TV Dramas

Magnolia Blossam
Agatha Christie's Hour, 1982 (UK/TV)
director John Franco
cast Ciaran Madden(Theo Darrell), Jeremy Clyde(Richard Darrell), Ralph Bates(Vincent Easton)


  1. Official Site: Magnolia Blossom
  2. IMDb: Agatha Christie's Hour: Magnolia Blossam (1982)
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